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Next Event

When: 13th September 2018, 11.30am-2pm
Where: The Double Tree by Hilton Chester

About Us

   So, Do You…..

  • Hate the thought of Networking?
  • Cringe at how awful it is to walk into a room of strangers?
  • Get put off by Hard sell?
  • Get tired of never meeting REAL decision makers that have authority to buy?
  • Have ambition to grow your business but needing to meet genuine honest trustworthy and encouraging people to share ideas, problems, solutions?

Then maybe our network is right for you?

The Business Network Chester holds a guiding philosophy for our group; when relationships are based on a principle of “Know, Like, Trust” relationships are more sustainable, equitable ethical and productive for all. Our members have a unique perspective for success; they join us to learn, collaborate, innovate and help each other – together to gain successful outcomes for all their clients and customers.

Knowing our members are busy people, Our quality events are held just once a month  beginning at 12.00 and closing promptly at 2pm.

The very best way to understand how The Business Network Chester can help you and the Business community in Chester and Cheshire is to attend one of our BRILLIANT events.

So, what makes The Business Network Chester different?

We know that 98% of people hate networking.

That’s why we leave nothing to chance. From a warm welcome, to the days of planning we put into each event – it’s our sophisticated seating planning software mixed with the time we spend getting to know members that makes us unique.

The Business Network Chester holds a guiding philosophy for our group; when relationships are based on a principle of “Know, Like, Trust” relationships are more sustainable, equitable ethical and productive for all. Our members have a unique perspective for success; they join us to learn, collaborate, innovate and help each other – together to gain successful outcomes for all their clients and customers.

Although we have around 100 members, we operate a strict 5% maximum for any category – which means our group is diverse and membership places highly sought after, with wait lists in many categories. Competitors will never sit on the same table and seating requests from members, along with our member insights, and network magic are woven into the plan.

We ensure each attending Company can meet the companies and types of Business they want to meet – be it to buy as well as “sell” – but many of our most successful members don’t “sell” – they solve problems for friends that have built up a strong relationship based on “Know like trust”.

That’s our guiding philosophy – when we know, like and In TIME learn to trust people – Business is more sustainable, more ethical and importantly much more fun!

So, are we any good?

Well, we’re always going to answer “yes”. You are going to have to refer to a more impartial source; our members. Over 60% of our members are entering their 7th year of membership – many of them founder members.

Why not just come along to an event and chat to them? They will answer your questions, learn how they can help and show you the power of this network.

Event running order

Main Networking event

11.30-12.15       Pre event drinks served and open networking.

12.15 -1.30        We then take our places at numbered tables for our “Formal” strategically planned table talks.

1.30-1.40           Time to meet other people on different tables – if you so wish

1.45-1.55            After lunch speaker – a chance for members to address the room

2pm                    The main event closes – but many people mingle and finish their conversations.

Optional Free seminar for Main event attendees

10.00-10.30       Tea coffee served

10.30 – 11.45     Seminar start/finish

 

Please don’t feel you have to rush away. Now is a good time to make those 121 appointments and commit them to your diary.

Effective Networking

10 Golden Rules

Attitudes and Planning

1. Be alert – there are business opportunities everywhere

2. See all new contacts as potential business opportunities

3. Networking requires a giving and abundance mentality

Working the Room

4. Make the first move.

5. Have an interesting and exciting opening statement.

6. Understand the power of remembering names

7. Be a good listener – let the other person do most of the talking

8. Small talk is the most important talk

Follow up

9. Ask for their business card

10. Keep in touch – be persistent!

[Will Kintish FCA]

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